Reviews and Blog Posts: sweden

A man called Ove : a novel

by Fredrik Backman

Reviewer Rating:
4

Man called Ove  Ove is a grumpy man and he seems to have his reasons but is he really  grumpy?  Set in Sweden, Ove owns a home and is a past member of what we would call an HOA but doesn’t seem to get along with his neighbors and has...

The 100 year-old man who climbed out the window and disappeared

Reviewer Rating:
5

The 100-Year Old Man who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared is the highest grossing Swedish film of all time and an absolute delight to watch. I don't want to reveal too much of the plot because part of the delight of the film is watching each bizarre turn of...

Fäviken

by Magnus Nilsson

Reviewer Rating:
5

I was introduced to chef Magnus Nilsson through the PBS show Mind of A ChefNilsson is the owner and head chef of Faviken in Sweden (making it very tempting to just refer to him as "The Swedish Chef," which brings back images of another very famous (puppet) chef hailing from...

An age of license : a travelogue

by Lucy Knisley

Reviewer Rating:
4

A coming-of-age graphic travelogue, Age of License both follows the author's month-long trip through Europe and her inner journey trying to figure out where she wants to be going with her life. Invited as a guest at a comics convention in Norway, Knisley extends the trip to include visiting various...

Yes, chef

by Marcus Samuelsson

Reviewer Rating:
5

Marcus Samuelsson chronicles his odyssey from his birth in Ethiopia, being orphaned at age 3, being adopted (along with his sister) by a couple in Sweden, and eventually becoming one of the world's most renowned chefs. His story is well written, emotional, and doesn't gloss over mistakes and poor choices.

Scintillating Swedish Film

Let the Right One In

Even if you've already seen The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played with Fire and Let the Right One In, and everything by Ingmar Bergman, there are still many treasures of Swedish film to be discovered and enjoyed.

Which Swedish film is your favorite?

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